Short's Black Cherry Porter - Short's Brewing Company

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87
very good

260 Ratings
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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 77
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
One of our biggest beers offered, the Black Cherry Porter is a full flavored strong porter brewed with sweet black cherries. The formula consists of several different malts, lending deep opaque color with purple lace from the fresh fruit it's fermented with. Nearly 4 lbs. of fresh sweet black cherries go into each gallon of brew. A flavor of deep lustrous malt complexity and fullness, yet smooth with soft hints of toasted chocolate and pleasurable black cherry flavors. This beer has become one of our most sought after seasonal selections. People have lined up to drink nothing but Black Cherry Porter when brought to beer festivals and other off premise events. Now we bring it to you, enjoy.

35 I.B.U.'s
O.G. 19 deg. Plato
9 % A.B.V.

(Formerly called Rocky Top Black Cherry Porter, named after Rocky Top orchard.)

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-19-2004)
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3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to @atone315 for this one. Pours a completely opaque black color with a small, amber tan colored head of about one finger in size. Some sporadic lacing coats the sides of the glass.

Aroma is sweet and certainly leans toward imperial stout/ baltic porter territory. Cherries and figs and raisins. Alcohol. Slight tobacco and tar.

I do get a short little hit of tart cherry flavor at the very front, but that quickly fades to more of an alcohol and dark bitter chocolate flavor. Finishes with more figs and raisins and alcohol. On the sweet side.

Thick and chewy and robust. A definite winter time beer. Temps are cool here, in the mid 70's and rainy, so this one fit the day well. The cherry undertone was noticeable without being too understated or aggressive. A nice beer if a little sweet for my tastes.

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Pours pitch black with a small brown head that recedes quickly. Big chocolate aroma with a background of fruit, anise, and surprising spice. Flavor is bitter chocolate with only hints of the cherry. Big and bold, with tobacco and fruit mixed together. Hop bitter holds the sweetness in check. Pretty flavorful porter here, bordering on a stout. Not bad.

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Short's Black Cherry Porter from Short's Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.